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August should be good month for salmon fishing

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:56
The ocean salmon fishery is still topping the news with anglers catching fairly easy limits of kings and hatchery coho.

New York Met Opera proposes federal mediators in bitter labor dispute

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:52
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera has proposed bringing in a federal mediator to resolve its most bitter labor dispute with musicians and other unionized employees in decades, the company said on Wednesday. The suggestion comes a day before current contracts expire, but will not alter the Met's plans to lock out employees and suspend their health benefits on Friday if new agreements are not reached, the company said. The Met has said its labor force has become too expensive in a time of declining global interest in opera. Peter Gelb, the Met's general manager, said this week that opera could become obsolete "if measures are not taken to make it fit in the 21st-century economy." The mediation proposal was made at a meeting on Wednesday with the Met's chorus, represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists, said Alan Gordon, the union's national executive director.

Businessman says helped ex-Virginia governor, wife as part of 'business relationship'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:51

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va (Reuters) - The businessman at the heart of a corruption trial involving former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, testified on Wednesday he helped them out with gifts and loans strictly for the benefit of his dietary supplement company. "This was a business relationship," Jonnie Williams, a key prosecution witness told a packed federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia. Williams said he took Maureen McDonnell on a $20,000 New York shopping spree, lent the couple large amounts of money, and paid for the wedding reception of one of their daughters in exchange for the couple using their personal and political prestige to advance his company.


Mariners among most active teams in trade talks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:51
General manager Jack Zduriencik has brought several top members of his staff to Cleveland to assemble a trade deadline “war room” to handle the possible deals. The trade deadline is 1 p.m. PST Thursday.

1st-grade student forced to sit on floor for weeks

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:51

Mother dismayed by little girl's punishment for drawing on her desk; teacher reprimanded.

       

K.J. Wright looms as key part of Seahawks’ future plans

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:50
Linebacker K.J. Wright is entering the last year of his contract, and the Seahawks could give him a new contract or extension at any time, as they did during the offseason for Richard Sherman.

Suicide Bomber From U.S. Came Home Before Attack

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:48
Moner Mohammad Abusalha, a Florida man who died in a suicide attack in Syria in May, traveled to the U.S. for several months after training with a group allied with Al Qaeda.






Suicide Bomber From U.S. Came Home Before Attack

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:48
The difficulty learning about an American suicide bomber in Syria illustrates the problems law enforcement officials face in trying to identify the Westerners believed to have been trained by Islamic militants.






Texas search group resumes drone use

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:46
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month.

Frog on a flower

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:46
Seattle Times reader Tim Nicol’s photo of a bloom-perching tree frog.

Car crashes into house in Gloucester City

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:45

Car crashes into house in Gloucester CityAuthorities say a driver lost control, crashing a car into the side of a twin home in Gloucester City, New Jersey.


Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:44
Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.

Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:42
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

BBC World News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:40
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
Categories: BBC World News

Archbishop, Under Fire Over Abuse, Apologizes but Says He Won’t Resign

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:35
Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of Saint Paul and Minneapolis acknowledged errors in his diocese’s response to abuse allegations.

Archbishop, Under Fire Over Abuse, Apologizes but Says He Won’t Resign

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:35
John C. Nienstedt, the Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, acknowledged errors in his diocese’s response to abuse allegations.

Vegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:35

Julie Ramos cries during a news conference at her home Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Las Vegas. Ramos was injured and her husband Richard Ramos was killed in a home invasion Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree in Las Vegas as "total terror."


Minnesota officer killed making traffic stop

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:33

A officer with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension photographs an vechicle that was driven by a Mendota Heights Police officer who was shot during a traffic stop in West St. Paul on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A potential suspect in the shooting of a police officer in West St. Paul has been captured near the suburb of Woodbury. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Ben Garvin) MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE OUTWEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer in Minnesota was fatally shot Wednesday while making a traffic stop and authorities said they were searching for a suspect.


A little offense at last and Mariners beat Cleveland, 5-2

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:33
Seattle scored four runs in the fourth inning — an overall total they reached just once in their previous six games.
Categories: Sports Center

Game thread: Mariners at Indians -- July 30, 2014

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:32
Greetings from Cleveland. The Mariners will look to build on Tuesday's win over the Indians with their best pitcher on the mound. Cleveland will counter with it's ace. Felix Hernandez vs. Corey Kluber - that's a damn good pitching matchup. Runs will likely be scarce, which fans should be used to at
Categories: Sports Center